Joining the Hyundai ix35 (known to us as the Tucson) at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show will be the ix-Metro Concept, the fifth in the Hyundai Namyang Design (HND) series of concept cars to be created by the Global Design Team in Korea.
Hyundai says that the model hints at a future entry-level hybrid CUV, which brings a new form to the traditional sub-B segment. Power comes from a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine with direct injection and turbocharging. It is mated to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission.
“We wanted the ix-Metro to be something out of this world. We took our inspiration from NASA and even sci-fi movies because spacecraft are universally understood symbols of progress and innovation,” explained Rogelio J. Flores, Chief designer on the Hyundai ix-Metro Concept project.
We’ll have more details for you around the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Hyundai ix-Metro Concept:
– By: Kap Shah